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Addiction: the colonization of rituals

@inproceedings{Prokopiw2015AddictionTC,
  title={Addiction: the colonization of rituals},
  author={Matthew Prokopiw},
  year={2015}
}
What is addiction? Since its transformation as a word in the late 19th century, not only has it taken on the form of a scientific concept, but it also contains a complex social-historical component that tells a story of how and why addiction is now conceived of as a harmful and deviant behaviour. The objective of this text is to highlight how addiction fundamentally eclipses scientific discourses and instead functions as a social concept in the interests of colonization – comprised of forces of… 

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